California Support Groups

Berkeley

ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Blue Oak Therapy, 3101 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA (use side entrance)
Contact: Leslie Bandle, (408) 757-6431, lesbandle@gmail.com
Please call before first attendance so leader can give you the code number to enter building. All are welcome.

HOPE for Eating Disorders
Family and Patient Support Group
Every 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.
San Francisco East Bay area at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center –
Herrick Campus, in Maffly Auditorium – Basement Level “A”,
located at 2001 Dwight Way, in Berkeley, California, 94704
Phone: (510) 204-4580
www.altabatessummit.org/eatingdisorders/resources/schedule.html

Brentwood

The Loving Heart Center
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 408
LA, CA 90049
thelovingheartcenter.com/support-groups/
Phone: (310)968-1572
Brookemegdal@aol.com

Carlsbad

When: Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Montecatini, 7720 El Camino Real, Suite 2F, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Contact: Nancy Staycer, LCSW (760) 943-3971 Email: nstaycer@crchealth.com

Carmel

[6:30]-8 Wednesdays
Contact: Kirstin Lyon, LMFT
Phone: 831-626-4337

Chico

Contact: Kari Sturt
For individuals with eating disorders
Email: ksturt@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 805-444-9400

Contact: Nori Monroe, MFT Intern
Group for Family members of those with Eating Disorders
Phone: 530-891-1078

Costa Mesa

Overeaters Anonymous book study
The Grange
Tuesdays [5:30]-[6:30]
2144 Thurin Ave./Victoria St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Women’s only meeting.

Support Group
St. Johns
Tuesdays 7-8.30pm
183 Bay Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Women’s only meeting

Support Group
St. Johns
Wednesdays 7.30-9pm
183 Bay Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Open to both men and women

Support Group
Unity Community Church (upstairs)
Thursdays 7-8am
301 Magnolia Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Open to both men and women
949-278-0347

Support Group
St. Johns
Fridays 9-10.30am
183 Bay Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Women’s only meeting

Encino

Eating Disorder Support Group
When: Thursdays, 6:45pm-8:15pm
Where: 16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 315, Encino CA 91436
Who: adolescents and adults welcome
Contact: (800) 560-8518 for details

Hawaiian Gardens

ANAD Support Group
When: (call/email for date and time)
Where: 21520 S. Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716
Contact: Heather Michelle Wondra (310) 413-4927 heather.wondra33@gmail.com

Huntington Beach

ANAD Support Group
When: Mondays [7:30]-9:00pm
Where: 2124 Main Street, Suite 230, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Contact: Karen Schneller, M.A. 562 884-6827 Email: karen_schneller@hotmail.com

Irvine

ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesdays from [6:30]-7:30pm
Where: 1420 Bristol Street North, Suite 230 Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact: Sam Dambrocia, PhD (949) 222-0811 Email: DrSDambrocia@gmail.com
There is a Family and Friends Support Group at the same location and time on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Laguna Hills

ANAD Support Group
When: Wednesdays from [7:00]-8:00 p.m.
Contact: Kay Poggi, MA, CEDS 949-498-5018 Email: kaypoggi@yahoo.com

ANAD Support Group
When: Mondays from [6:15]-7:15 p.m.
Where: Shoreline Orange County, 25401 Cabot Road, Suite 217, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact: Christina Weiss, MPHC (310) 938-9729 Email: christinaweiss@shoreline-eatingdisorders.com
On Mondays, Shoreline OC hosts ongoing complimentary weekly ANAD support groups for eating disorders and body image issues. These groups are a safe and nurturing environment for those struggling with eating disorders to express feelings and gain greater insights to help toward recovery.

Her Place
Thursdays [5:30]-[6:30]
23181 Verdugo, Room 104-A
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Women only literature study. Small and intimate, warm and friendly meeting
949.707.5111

Her Place
Saturdays 9-10:30am
23181 Verdugo, Suite 104-A
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Women’s only meeting
949.707.5111

Lake Forest

Every other Wednesday
Saddleback Church
7.00-8.30pm Room 304
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA
Open to anyone with an eating disorders and their family and friends members.
Contact Elaine 
Email: elaineq@saddleback.com
***meetings suspended from June 24 – Sept 2

Los Angeles

ANAD Support Group
When: Saturdays from [1:00]-3:00pm
Where: 12011 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 408, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Contact: Brooke Megdal (310) 968-1572 Email: brookemegdal@aol.com
www.thelovingheartcenter.com

ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesdays from [7:30]-9 p.m.
Where: Please call or email for more meeting information
Contact:Sydnie Ridley, MFT (310) 463-5106 Email: sydmft@aol.com

Los Gatos 

EDRC Support Group
When: Every Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30pm
Where: EDRC Office, Mission Oaks Hospital, 15891 Los Gatos Almaden Road,
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Contact: 408-356-1212 for Eating Disorders Resource Center
Website: www.edrcsv.org
Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Groups for Sufferers

Manhattan Beach

ANAD Support Group
Contact: Celestyna for more information 505-400-2887 E-mail: celestynabrozek@gmail.com

Menlo Park
ANAD Support Group
When: Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: 1225 Crane Street, Ste 205 Menlo Park, 94025 (specific directions can be sent in response to RSVP)
Contact: Emily Caruthers, MFT, Email: emilycaruthersmft@gmail.com
Please RSVP through email before attending

EDRC Support Group
When: Every Thursday of every month, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Mid-Peninsula Eating Disorders Clinic, 1040 Noel Drive, CA 94025
Contact: 408-356-1212 for Eating Disorders Resource Center
Website: www.edrcsv.org
Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Groups for Sufferers

Mission Viejo

ANAD Support Group
Contact: Rachel Coleman, LMFT for more information
(310) 804-5563 Email: rachelcoleman1@gmail.com

Mountain View

EDRC Support Group
When: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 9:30am-11:00am
Where: El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Conference Room A, Mountain View, CA 94040
Contact: 408-356-1212 for Eating Disorders Resource Center
Website: www.edrcsv.org
Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Groups for Family & Friends

Newport Beach

Free ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm only for those with ED’s
Where: 1420 Bristol Street North, Suite 230 Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact: Sam Dambrocia, PhD (949) 222-0811 Email: DrSDambrocia@gmail.com

Group led by an ED therapist

Free ED Friends and Family Group
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from [6:30]-7:30pm for ED friends and Family
Where: 1420 Bristol Street North, Suite 230, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Contact: Sam Dambrocia, PhD (949) 222-0811 Email: giocare@aol.com
Group led by an ED therapist

Moms with Eating Disorders & Pregnant Women with Eating Disorders
Thursdays [6:30]-7:30pm
180 Newport Center Dr. Ste. 270
Facilitator: Maggie Baumann, MFT
949-439-2607

North Orange County 

ANAD Support Group
When: Sundays 3:30-4:45PM
Where: EvFree Church in Fullerton, OUTSIDE TABLES east of Commons/ library/ cafe.
Contact: Christian Chang, MS, CRC (213) 703-8838 Email: runbree@gmail.com
Please contact to confirm meetings.  Meetings through ANAD are free.

Pacific Grove

ANAD Support Group
When: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: HeartSounds Family Counseling Center, 170 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact: Cathy Bruno, LMFT and Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs, LMFT,
Phone:  Cathy: (831) 521-5683; Nancy: (831) 747-4383
Email: cathyb@netpipe.comnanc50@comcast.net
Serving the entire Monterey Peninsula including Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, and Santa Cruz
Friends and Family welcome to attend
Please call for more meeting information

Petaluma

ANAD Support Group
When: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Petaluma Health Care District
Contact: Joan Thompson and Barbara Murphy, PsyD (707) 778-7849 Email: sawyerspal@aol.com
Friends and family are also welcome to attend on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Please call or email for more meeting information

Placerville

Free Eating Disorder Support Group
For young ladies (ages 13-21)
Saturdays at [9:00] A.M.
Contact: Karen Polk
Email: karenlpolk@gmail.com
Phone: 530-344-1411 or 530-957-7508

Free Eating Disorder Support group for Women
Mondays at [1:30]
Contact: Karen Polk
Email: Karenlpolk@gmail.com
Phone: 530-344-1411 or 530-957-7508

Pleasantville

ANAD Support Group
When: First Tuesday of each month from 6:45-8:15PM
Where: Suite 220 (East Lobby), 4457 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Contact: Bernadette Murphy or Debbie Curtis
Phone: 925-290-7424 (Bernadette) or 925-332-6851 (Debbie)
Email: bmurphy@wellbodyconnect.com or dcurtis@wellbodyconnect.com
Friends and family are welcome to attend

Sacramento

ANAD Support Group
When: Saturdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: 2131 Capitol Ave, Suite 206, Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Ellen Tarby, MFTI or Katie Polsky, PhD
Phone: (916) 520-4356 (Ellen) or (916) 284-1416 (Dr. Polsky)
Email: ellentarby@gmail.com
Can call Dr. Polsky for questions or resources.

San Clemente

Rebecca’s House
Soverign Health of California
Thursdays 6-7:15pm
209 Avenida Fabricante, Suite 175
San Clemente, CA 92672

Various Support Groups
Where: 665 Camino de los mares Ste 104, San Clemente, CA 92673 and
Body Mind Spirit IOP 2411 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672
Contact: Bill Martin, PhD 949-248-7377 Email: billmartinphd@msn.com for details

San Diego

ANAD Support Group
When: Every Wednesday of the month from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Group Room in the Eating Disorder Trailer of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 7850 Vista Hill Ave., San Diego, CA 92123
Contact: Dr. Linda Santangelo, PhD Phone: (858) 836-8408

ANAD Support Group – Doug Schueler Friends and Family Group
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6 pm
Where: 3604 Fourth Ave, Suite 3, San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Doug at  (401) 207-3497 or email douglas.schueler1@gmail.com for more details
This support group is designed for loved ones of those with an eating disorder, i.e. parents, siblings, spouses, and friends. This group is not intended to support individuals with eating disorders themselves.

San Francisco

ANAD Support Group
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center, San Francisco, CA
Contact: (415) 840-0670 Email: woodleaf.group@gmail.com
E-mail or call to sign up for the group.

Support Group
Contact: Chiara Manodori, LCSW
Email: cmanodori@yahoo.com
Website: www.overcomingeatingdisorderstherapy.com/free_ANAD_Support_Group.html
Phone: 415-640-9862 Phone screening required

Eating Disorder Support Group
Saturdays – [10:00] to 11:45am
Location: La Ventana San Francisco
Facilitated by a licensed professional
Free – walk-in
For more information, please call 415.345.1238

Free Recovery Support Group
When: Sundays, [1:00]-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Lotus Collaborative Eating Disorder Recovery Center, San Francisco, CA
Location: 1610 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Contact: (415) 931-3731Email:  SundayRSVPsf@gmail.com  
E-mail or call to sign up for the group.
*We also offer free lunchtime meal support with a therapist at noon.

San Juan Capistrano

ANAD Support Group
When: Friday, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Where: Please call or email for more meeting information
Contact: Bill Martin, PhD (949) 248-7377 Email:billmartinphd@msn.com

Therapist led group
Healthy Body Inside Out
Mondays at 10am
32240 Paseo Adelanto, Suite D
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Ph: 949-218-6095

Trauma Focused Eating Disorder Group
Healthy Body Inside Out
Wednesday 10am
32240 Paseo Adelanto, Suite D
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Ph: 949-218-6095

San Mateo

Free Support Group – For Parents and Loved Ones of Individuals Suffering from Eating Disorders
Contact: Debra Schlesinger
Phone: 408-356-1212
Email: info@edrcsv.org
Mills-Peninsula Hospital
100 S. San Mateo Drive (Room 4104)
San Mateo, CA 94401
Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays from [9:30]-11 AM

San Ramon/Danville

Free Support Group For Families and Friends
Contact: Nancy Clarkson

www.getwelltogether.com/Meeting-Schedule.html

Santa Barbara

ANAD Support Group
When: Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 601 E. Arrellaga St. #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact: Rachel 800-560-8518 Email: RachelF@laventanaed.com

Eating Disorders Anonymous Support Group
When: Mondays, 6-7:00 p.m.
Where: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 601 E. Arrellaga St. #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact: Rachel 800-560-8518 Email: RachelF@laventanaed.com
Who: Alumni and those struggling welcome

Eating Disorders Friends and Family Support Group
When: 1st Thursday of each month, [6:30]-7:30 p.m.
Where: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 601 E. Arrellaga St. #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact: Rachel 800-560-8518 Email: RachelF@laventanaed.com
Who: Friends and family

Eating Disorder Education/Relapse Prevention Support Group
When: Saturdays, [10:30]-12:00 p.m.
Where: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 601 E. Arrellaga St. #101, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact: Rachel 800-560-8518 Email: RachelF@laventanaed.com
Who: Family members, loved ones and alumni welcome

Santa Cruz

ANAD Support Group
When: Every Sunday, 1-2:30pm (Bring a lunch 12-1pm for mealtime support)
Where: The Lotus Collaborative, 701 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: (831) 600-7103 Email: info@thelotuscollaborative.com
Please call or email to RSVP before attending
Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Group for Sufferers

For Family and Friends
When: Every Sunday, 1-2:30pm 
Where: The Lotus Collaborative, 701 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: (831) 600-7103 Email: info@thelotuscollaborative.com

Free Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month from 6–[7:30]PM & 3rd Friday of every month from 6-[7:30]PM
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center Orthopedic Waiting Room 2900 Chanticleer Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95065
For more information contact info@edrcsv.org or (408) 559-5593

InnerSolutions
Email: info@innersolutions.net
Phone: 831-476-7500
innersolutions.net/supp.php#group
Offers Food, Weight and Body Image support groups in Soquel and Downtown Santa Cruz.

Santa Monica

Contact: Brooke Megdal, MFT
Email: Brookemegdal@aol.com
Phone: 310-968-1572

A New Journey Eating Disorder Center – Several options
2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite #131
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.9161 office
www.anewjourney.net/support-groups/

Santa Rosa

ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7:30am-8:30am
Where: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 923 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Contact: Ashly Thompson (707) 307-3360 Email: athompson@laventanaed.com

Sherman Oaks

ANAD Support Group
When: Saturdays from [9:00]-10:15 am
Where: Please email or call for details
Contact: Dr. Nina Savelle Rocklin, Psy.D. 818-773-4040 Email: NSRtherapy@gmail.com
Most group members struggle with bulimia or binge eating disorder, although there are those who restrict. Age range is 20s – 50+ and men are welcome, too.

ANAD Support Group
When: Saturdays from [9:00]-10:15 am
Where: Please email or call for details
Contact: Angela Taylor, LCSW (818) 307-9314 Email: ataylor_lcsw@yahoo.com
All are welcome, but this group is tailored to men and women suffering from bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating

Solana Beach

ANAD Support Group
When: Mondays from [7:00]-7:50pm
Where: EDCSD, 990 Highland Drive, Suite 312B, Solana Beach, CA
Contact: Page Lauer, MFT (858) 353-5378
The group will focus on body image, tools for self-care/self-compassion, and provide support & community. Group for teens only.

Studio City/Valley Village

ANAD Support Group for Friends and Family of People with Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Please call for details.
Contact: Alli Spots-De Lazzer, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS (818) 388-2355 Email: alli@therapyhelps.us

Thousand Oaks

Eating Disorder Psychoeducation
Saturdays – [9:00] to 10:00am
Location: 275 E. Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Family members, loved ones and alumni welcome
For more information, please call 805.777.3873

Family and Loved Ones Eating Disorder Support Group
Tuesdays – [6:00] to 7:30pm
Location: 275 E. Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
For family and loved ones
For more information, please call 805.777.3873

Eating Disorders Anonymous Support Group
Thursdays – [6:00] to 7:00pm
Location: 275 E. Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Alumni and those struggling welcome
For more information, please call 805.777.3873

 

Visalia

ANAD Support Group
When: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Where: Gateway Church,1100 Sowell, Visalia CA, Room 67
Contact: Lori Rodgers, CLC (559) 859-8311 Email: lorirodgers6@gmail.com

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Westlake Village

ANAD Support Group
When: Mondays from [7:00]-8:15pm
Where: 2535 Townsgate Road, Suite 209, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Contact: Vickie Bachus Bert, PhD (818) 590-2507 Email: vbert3975@aol.com
Family and Friends Support Group
This group will emphasize internal strength-building and the boundaries necessary for loved ones to sustain healthy relationships with individuals suffering from eating disorders.

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